Apr 20, 2017 12:18 PM EDT
Last month, speculations spread that Microsoft will block its updates on some processor using the Windows 7, 8.1 operating system. Now, it appears that speculations are not rumors anymore as the multinational tech company will push thru on its plans on blocking those updates for PCs that are using Ryzen and Kaby Lake chipset.
Microsoft is a well-known company who develops, license and supports computer software that later ventured into manufacturing hardware electronic products. Its famous software products are the Windows line of operating systems such as Windows 7, 8.1 and 10, the Office suite programs and web browsers like Internet Explorer and Edge.
But recently, Microsoft made a big announcement about stopping system updates of the older version of Windows for some processor. According to KitGuru, the multinational tech company confirms the 'no update' policy for Windows 7, 8.1 using an AMD's new Ryzen and Intel's new Kaby Lake processor. It means that though users can still install the both operating system on Ryzen and Kaby Lake chipset, they will miss out all updates including the latest security updates.
Microsoft policy will immediately take effect as a message will pop up saying, "Your PC uses a processor that is designed for the latest version of Windows. Because the processor is not supported together with the Windows version you are currently using, your system will miss important security updates". Users will be convinced to install the Windows 10 instead.
PCWorld further added that the policy will affect all upcoming CPU releases from the AMD and Intel brand. And since March, there are already hints that Microsoft will be blocking the Windows 7, 8.1 on Ryzen and Kaby Lake chipset. So why did the tech company decides to implement the policy?
Microsoft reason is simple. The tech company already have the latest Windows 10 operating system that is much better than the Windows 7, 8.1. Aside from that, they also want to get out of supporting this older version of Windows that seems to be dragging them to move forward and be innovative.
Is blocking Windows 7, 8.1 Updates On AMD's Ryzen And Intel's Kaby Lake Chips will help Microsoft promote the Windows 10 operating system?